DL News Staff
The Rising Sun Dancers host a square dance, 2 to 4 p.m. today (Sunday) in the Waubun Community Center. Jim Kooyer will call tips, rounds by Donna Stone. Afterwards there will be a bus to Shooting Star Casino for dinner. For info, call 734-2269. Will Weaver, award-winning Minnesota author, discusses his recent books at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the Perham Public Library. Free and open to the public. For info, call 218-346-1474. The 31st annual Toothpick Engineering Contest, sponsored by MSUM and the F-M Engineers Club, starts at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb.
Located at the corner of West Lake Drive and Washington Avenue in Detroit Lakes, Giovanni's recently re-opened, offering up a few new menu options as well as their made-from-scratch pizza pies. "We used to own it when it was located next to the South Washington Avenue Subway, sold it and recently got it back," explained owner Joyce Schweigart. Schweigart along with her son, Zack Taves, own the local pizza franchise.
Filled with everything from clothing to hardware and everything in between, Lakes Variety will soon be opening their unique new and gently used goods and clothing shop to the lakes area.
Marco has been honored as a 2006 Minnesota Work-Life Champion. Winners were announced on January 26, at the luncheon awards ceremony held at the Doubletree Park Place Hotel in St. Louis Park. The 2006 Minnesota Work-Life Champions Awards is Minnesota's first state-wide awards program spotlighting the efforts of Minnesota businesses to implement programs and practices that create flexible and supportive workplaces. Marco was one of twelve companies - from Rochester to St. Cloud - that were recognized based on their substantial efforts to create balanced work-life cultures.
Caroline Smith is a very complex person. She leads two lives: one as a senior at Detroit Lakes High School and the other as a rising musician. She recently debuted her first CD, which is self-titled simply as "Caroline Smith." Caroline started music at the young age of 11.
Gossip. Everyone, no matter who they are, has indulged in this guilty little pleasure at some point in their lives. It's okay to admit it -- we have all done it. Everyone has heard the quiet little whispers often including the words, "He said, she said." Sometimes, we might even enjoy a little gossip. Actually, often times we most likely enjoy the gossip we hear. After all, we are only human. I believe that gossip is in our nature. It is our way of nosing into other people's business without truly getting involved.
High school was a long trip that went by fast. The prospect of four long years before my graduation was unbearable as a freshman. Three years and some months later, high school still seems a burden. If I have learned anything throughout the time I've spent trying to be successful in my classes, it's that the classes almost never seemed to be the top priority. Always welcoming the thought of socialization, high school for most people seems like a place to fraternize with peers, rather than prepare for the future.
If the Bush administration didn't have enough trouble trying to define a legacy for the Bush years, leave it to Vice President Dick Cheney allow an association with Vice President Aaron Burr, who on July 11,1804, fatally wounded Alexander Hamilton in a duel with pistols at 10 paces over differing political philosophies. Vice President Cheney, however, didn't shoot in anger, or in disagreement, with anyone. He shot a man thinking the man was a bird. Or that the man got in the bird's way.
Four experts sat down at a table at a local sports bar to watch a few hours of the Winter Olympics last week. Eavesdroppers at the next table have related the conversation they overheard. On TV, the handsome middle-aged announcer, his hair dyed dark brown for the occasion, introduced the games: "Welcome to Torino, Italy, for the 2006 Winter Olympics where 2,500 of the world's finest athletes gathered to compete for the gold. Find yourself a comfortable seat and settle down. This is going to be exciting." It didn't take any more commentary than that to get the first expert opinion.
I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the community for the overwhelming support of the Boys and Girls Club at the Polar Plunge on Feb. 11. The 10th anniversary event proved to be the best Polar Plunge in history. This event would not be successful if it were not for Chet and the crew at the Lakeside, Mike, Mark and the gang at Lakeshirts, Gary "Seal" Thompson and the guys at Tri-State Diving, Miller Excavating, The City of Detroit Lakes and Kevin Flynn and WILD104.